Archive for August2005

Harding Fire, Sierraville California

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The Harding Fire near Sierraville took 2,200 acres and is 80% contained. This is not just another fire. More than 1,000 firefighters and support personnel put some blood and guts on the line in this one. Four injuries were reported, none serious. Photo; Wildlight Photography, (from link)

FDNY Chaplain Mychal Judge

A very nice post on this blog. Tag; fdny

Drones Soon To Aide Wildland Firefighters writes that soon robotic planes (drones) will be in use to map wildland fires 24/7. Each plane will cost $100,000. The article goes on to say; “The U.S. Forest Service says the planes will be officially deployed next spring to survey areas over the western United States mapping forest fires 24 hours a day. […]

Looking For Firefighting Jobs?

I offer no warranty on the content of the sites linked to in this post but I offer them for review for those visiting here and looking for employment in the fire service. I can tell from my visitor logs by the search stream that fully 1/3 of the visitors here are looking for firefighting […]

Border Nightmare In Arizona

Everyone passing through here should read this and send the link to everyone they know. According to this riveting article sent to me by my brother in law Chris in Tempe conditions on our border have spiraled completely out of control. This article will convince you that our national security could easily be compromised by […]

Give Him The Joan Of Arc Treatment

French fireman arrested for sets. Via Yahoo we read of this lowlife posing as a hero to the media after setting the fires.

Overun Wildfire Crew Safe

The Casper Star Tribune reports a story about a wildfire fire crew overun; “ALBERTON, Mont. (AP) — Three firefighters were forced to use their emergency shelters Wednesday night when a Montana wildfire overran their position, but all three emerged safely, fire officials said Thursday. The firefighters were among those battling the Tarkio fire when it […]

Homeowners Not Showing Concern For Firefighters

The issue raised in the article below should be considered a top priority for forest and fire district managers. It would be nice to just be able to say you won’t take action to suppress fire on properties overun with vegetation but the subject is much more complex.No matter how the subject is argued by […]

Woman Sues Rescuers? What??

“A woman saved from a submerged car in the Connecticut River is now suing the town which rescued her. An attorney for Barbara Connors says his client suffered permanent brain damage because Old Saybrook did not have the right equipment to save her quick enough.The lawsuit has surprised many in town who say the efforts […]

National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System

What a great idea! Click here and have a look. When I started Firefighter Exchange the idea was for firefighters to share stories that civilians could read and brothers and sisters in service could learn takes the concept of near-miss reporting to a formal level. I applaud the effort. Please take a look at […]

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